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Accident: 170178180 - Employee Amputates Fingertip In Skil Saw

Accident: 170178180 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/20/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983659105/21/19931771Frank Petrilli & Sons, Inc.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 20, 1993, Employee #1, a journeyman carpenter, amputated the tip of his left index finger with a Skil saw he was operating. He was transported to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital for observation and treatment. Investigation indicated that the saw may have kicked back when his hand was in or near the line of the saw. It was his second day on the job but he had received safety instructions from the employer. The saw was not examined immediately after the accident and the depth setting and condition of the guard was not determined. The exact cause of the accident could not be ascertained.
Keywords: kick back, amputated, carpenter, finger, work rules, construction, circular saw, saw, blade, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119836591 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters

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